Welcome to Austin Zoo!

Our Mission: Assisting animals in need through rescue, conservation and education.

Welcome to Austin Zoo, where every visit promises a one-of-a-kind experience immersed in joy, learning, and meaningful connections with our animal residents. Austin Zoo is a rescue zoo with over 300 animals representing over 100 species. Unlike conventional zoos, each of our animal inhabitants has a unique story to share, reflecting our unwavering dedication to their welfare. As the only Zoological Association of America (ZAA) accredited zoo in the Austin area, we’re deeply committed to serving our community and connecting families with the natural world.


Register Now for Summer Camp!

Austin Zoo Summer Camps are back and filling up fast. We offer weekly programs for campers age 6-12. Your camper will participate in animal encounters, zoo-based science activities, crafts, active games and keeper chats. Do you have a future zoologist or zookeeper in the family or just a curious child that loves to be around animals and nature? There’s a camp for that!


Exciting News! Austin Zoo’s Inspiring Story Featured in Texas A&M VMBS’s Top 12 News Stories of 2023!

Looking back at the incredible achievements of 2023, the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS) highlighted the groundbreaking work that took place, and we are thrilled to share that Austin Zoo’s heartwarming story about Dante the Longhorn made it to the top 12!

Read the original story about Dante


We’re Hiring!

We are hiring more camp counselors for this coming Summer Camps! Get your information in soon! Visit the employment page for more information and how to apply.

Austin Zoo is in immediate need for part-time weekend warriors to staff our service/sales positions on our Guest Relations team. Smiles and a positive, friendly attitude are a must!

To view all available positions please visit our employment page.


CAPYBARA AND GALAPAGOS TORTOISE ENCOUNTERS

Galapagos Tortoise at Austin Zoo
Capybara encounters at the Austin Zoo

Want an up-close-and-personal animal encounter? Schedule you animal encounter today!


DAILY ZOOKEEEPER CHATS

Mondays

10:00 AM – Porcupines

11:00 AM – Parrots

1:00 PM – Alligators

Thursdays

10:00 AM – Porcupines

11:00 AM – Parrots

1:00 PM – Reptiles / Discovery Center

Tuesdays

10:00 AM – Porcupines

11:00 AM – Parrots

1:00 PM – Reptiles / Discovery Center

Fridays

10:00 AM Porcupines

11:00 AM – Parrots

1:00 PM – Alligators

Wednesdays

10:00 AM – Porcupines

11:00 AM – Parrots

1:00 PM – Reptiles / Discovery Center

Saturdays & Sundays

10:00 AM – Primates

11:00 AM – White Tiger “Zulema”

12:00 PM – Galapagos Tortoises

1:00 PM – Black Bears


AUSTIN ZOO GRANITE PAVER CAMPAIGN

Granit Paver Donation
Granite Paver Campaign

Please help us continue our mission of assisting animals in need through rescue, conservation and education while leaving your legacy at Austin Zoo. Your personalized paver will be prominently displayed along the pathway that leads to our Gift Shop. Your contribution to our granite paver campaign will be used to support habitat renovations and expansions for some of our rescued animals!

Each line will hold 15 characters, including letters, spaces and punctuation.

16 inches x 16 inches with 3 lines of engraving available for $1,000

8 inches x 8 inches with 2 lines of engraving available for $500

4 inches x 8 inches with 1 line of engraving available for $100

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO CONTRIBUTE TO OUR GRANITE PAVER CAMPAIGN, PLEASE CLICK HERE.


train ride at Austin Zoo

Hop aboard our train when you visit our Zoo!

Our train operates until 4:00pm on week days and 5:00pm on weekends. You may purchase your tickets at the train station. Our train operates everyday unless we experience inclement weather. To book a birthday party or field trip train ride, please call the following number: 512-788-5282

Tickets are $5.00 plus tax, purchased at the Train Depot.


White Tiger at Austin Zoo

BECOME AN AUSTIN ZOO MEMBER!

Your membership will go into effect the day you visit Austin Zoo to pick up your membership packet.

PURCHASE YOUR MEMBERSHIP TODAY!

How You Can Help Austin Zoo Animals

  • Donate today by clicking on the donate button you see below, or this link: Donate to Austin Zoo Now.
  • Purchase a yearly membership. Your membership will expire one year from the date of member’s first visit to Austin Zoo.
  • Mail us a check to: Austin Zoo, PO Box 91808, Austin, TX 78709.
Austin Zoo is part of Zoological Association of America
Austin Zoo is a part of American Association of Zoo Keepers
Austin Zoo sponsored by the Junior League of Austin